Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stainless Meets Rusty

Thursday Story Strip Day.

Some time ago I shared the last few Sundays of Invisible Scarlet O'Neil and the first few months of it's succssor Stainless Steel, both by Clarke and Stamm. Mostly by Clarke, by the way, who had been Stamm's assistant on the original strip (which had started in the early forties and can be seen as the newspaper's answer to the whole superheroe craze. By the midfiftie that aspect of it had atrofied and all tht was left was a detctive strip in a remarkable but also a bit stiff style. Here are the remainder of the Sundays, taking the strip all the way to it's end. I like reading the endings of strips and it seem to me that Stamm and Clarke knew what they were doing. The robot sus[ec is an added bonus.


Smurfswacker said...

So who was controlling Rector? Is that last Sunday the final episode?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

It is the last one I could find. Maybe have a look at The American Comic Strip for Alan Holtz' dates.